Short story: ‘Blub’

Blub by Paul Torday

LAST summer was a summer of blubbing: the Olympics, the tennis and so on. As a nation, we never used to blub, did we? Roy of the Rovers never blubbed after a football game; Dan Dare didn’t blub either, so far as I remember. Now blubbing is part of our daily life, like man hugs…. Read more »

A new short story from Paul Torday

The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday book Cover

THE CHRISTENING At the time of this story, in 1970, Ned Summers was the senior clerk in the Accounts section of the Abandoned Vehicles Department at Middlesbrough Town Council. He had a son, Charlie, born shortly before the sad death of his wife eighteen months previously. Since his wife’s death he had buried himself in… Read more »